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Bott expects another bold showing from Ecuador in Carrington Stakes

Bott expects another bold showing from Ecuador in Carrington Stakes

18 Jan, 2017

Tulloch Lodge co-trainer Adrian Bott is expecting another bold showing from Ecuador in the Listed $150,000 Carrington Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Ecuador, above, has been installed the favourite for the Carrington Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Ecuador has drawn the inside gate in the seven horse field and drops 1kg to …

Sydney Cup the Target for Signoff

Sydney Cup the Target for Signoff

18 Jan, 2017

Patrick Ryan is hopeful that veteran stayer Signoff will find his best form through a 2017 Autumn Carnival preparation which will be geared towards the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Day 1 of The Championships.

Signoff will be set for an appearance in the Group 1 Sydney Cup this season. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Signoff …

Fell Swoop looking to go one better in 2017 T J Smith Stakes

Fell Swoop looking to go one better in 2017 T J Smith Stakes

18 Jan, 2017

Canberra trainer Matt Dale is looking forward to his smart sprinter Fell Swoop breaking through for his maiden Group 1 win during the Autumn Carnival and is hoping to go one better in this this year’s Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 1, the first day of ‘The …

I Am A Star Chasing More Group 1 Glory in Autumn

I Am A Star Chasing More Group 1 Glory in Autumn

18 Jan, 2017

Trainer Shane Nichols is yet to settle on a major campaign target for I Am A Star, but has confirmed that the talented three-year-old will be given several opportunities to add to her Group 1 tally during the 2017 Autumn Carnival.

I Am A Star will be set for several Group 1 targets during the …

Savile Row to take on older horses at Te Rapa

Savile Row to take on older horses at Te Rapa

18 Jan, 2017

Trainer Mike Moroney is considering testing his three year old Savile Row against the older horse at Te Rapa on his way to the Group 1 NZ$1m Vodafone NZ Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 4.

Trainer Mike Moroney, above, is considering the Australian Derby at Randwick for his 3yo Savile Row. Photo by Taron …

Our Ivanhowe will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

Our Ivanhowe will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

18 Jan, 2017

Five times Melbourne Cup winning trainer Lee Freedman is hoping for a wet end to the Autumn for German import Our Ivanhowe who has just returned to work and will miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

Our Ivanhowe, above, looks likely to miss the Melbourne Autumn Carnival. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Freedman, who trains in partnership …

Sarrasin being set for The BMW

Sarrasin being set for The BMW

18 Jan, 2017

French import Sarrasin will be aimed towards the Sydney Autumn Carnival with the Group 1 $1.5m The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on March 25 as his main mission.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy, above, rode Sarrasin into third place in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The lightly raced Sarrasin has had …

Autumn Sprints Likely for Astern

Autumn Sprints Likely for Astern

18 Jan, 2017

Managing Director of Godolphin Australia Henry Plumptre has revealed that the major autumn sprint races are likely to figure as the major campaign targets for three-year-old Astern this time in.

Boom colt Astern is likely to contest the major Group 1 sprints in autumn. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Astern has shown plenty of ability since …

Hauraki to be Set for 2017 Doncaster Mile

Hauraki to be Set for 2017 Doncaster Mile

18 Jan, 2017

Group 1 winner Hauraki is reportedly in fine shape ahead of a 2017 Autumn Carnival campaign that will be geared towards the Doncaster Mile (1600m) on Day 1 of The Championships.

Hauraki will be set for an appearance in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile during The Championships. Photo: Steve Hart

Hauraki has been a strong …

Ecuador draws the rails in Carrington Stakes

Ecuador draws the rails in Carrington Stakes

18 Jan, 2017

Top weight Ecuador has drawn the rails in the small seven horse field for the Listed $150,000 Carrington Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Ecuador, above, has drawn the rails in the Carrington Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador drops 1kg to 61kg after carrying 62kg …